Cien años de soledad

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1967. En Buenos Aires aparece la novela de un escritor colombiano de cuarenta años. No queda hoy lengua literaria a la que no haya sido traducida. " Cien años de soledad " no sólo cautiva a los lectores de cualquier condición: su impulso poderoso ha levantado las letras castellanas de todo un continente. Desvelar la magia de su prosa, acotar las arenas movedizas de su particular quehacer literario son tareas tan imposibles como dañinas; sí agradecerá el lector, en cambio, la aclaración de ciertas alusiones, la comprobación de la densidad que subyace a un texto aparentemente diáfano. No nos engañemos: son millones las páginas que han engendrado las de la novela, pero ante ella al lector no le queda otra actitud que la misma lectura devoradora y deslumbrada del último de los Aurelianos.

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(Español a continuación) Not only this is a magnificent work of literature, an illustration of the magical realism that latin america lives with in its blood, this in particular is the best edited of them all. Jacques Joset does a tremendous job at recalling and highlighting all the instances of the latin ethos and how they show up in this masterpiece. 5 stars all the way.
PS: When García Marquez won the Nobel, his grandmother said that she did not know why he won, as she had told him all the stories in the book.
This edition is in Spanish.
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No sólo es un trabajo literario magnífico, que ilustra el realismo mágico que vive en la sangre del latinoamericano, esta edición en particular es excepcional. Las notas de pie de Jacques Joset son excelentes al recordar y acentuar las acciones del ethos latinoamericano y de cómo aparecen en la novela. Cinco estrellas.
PD: Cuando García Márquez ganó el Nóbel, su abuela comentó que no sabía por qué ganó, pues ella le contó todas esas historias.
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La obra mas grande que lei fue los tres mosqueteros del genio alejandro dumas , por eso a los q hallan leido cien años de soledad y no los tres mosqueteros es porq no han aprovechado la vida , claro los que tuvieron la oportunidad de hacerlo, otro asunto esq hay libros de cien años de soledad que varian , si alguien me puede decir donde puedo encontrar el completo original digalo 

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About the author (1984)

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia. After studying law and journalism at the National University of Colombia in Bogota, he became a journalist. In 1965, he left journalism, to devote himself to writing. Acclaimed for both his craft and his imagination, he has been called a master of myth and magical realism (a style of literature that makes use of fantastical, highly improbable, and sometimes supernatural events and characters). In his novels and stories he has created a fictional world out of his memories of the dust, rain, and boredom of life in an isolated Colombian community. His stories depict a world shaped by myth, history, politics, and nature. Garcia Marquez first created Macondo, his fictional town, in his short story collections Leaf Storm (1955) and No One Writes to the Colonel (1961), but it was the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) that brought both Macondo and Garcia Marquez to world attention. One Hundred Years of Solitude traces a century in the town's history, from its founding through its destruction by a cyclone. Skillfully blending the fantastic, the mythical, and the commonplace in a humorous and powerful narrative, Garcia Marquez tells a moving tale of people locked in an isolation, partly of their own making and partly due to U.S. and European cultural and political domination of Latin America. With this work, Garcia Marquez established himself internationally as a major novelist, and his reputation has continued to grow since he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1982.

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